Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sending You ...... Butterflies, kisses & Valentine Wishes!

Hello there!
Well, all I can say is I hope you guys aren't as cold as we are today! We're sitting at -40oc with the windchill in Ottawa right now and freezing our pants off, lol! It has, in fact, been the perfect day to snuggle up in my craft room and stamp!
This is a card I've made for a valentine's class I'm teaching at Heather's the weekend of February 7th. All the stamps are products from The Stamp Barn. I love how all these stamps work well together to create the feel that the butterflies and hearts have flown out of the open envelope. This design was inspired by a card I saw on Curt's blog - what beautiful work he does!
It was pretty straightfoward to put together. The butterflies, hearts and envelope were all painted using my Twinkling H2o's. I added some red rhinestones inside of the swirls to give the cards plenty of bling. The dots on the butterflies are filled with diamond stickles to add sparkle and I drew in their antennae with a black tombow marker straight onto the card. Pieces of red, white and black ribbon were used to tie a bow which I placed on the envelope. The final touch is the crochet lace added to the bottom of the card which I purchased at Wal-Mart. The sentiment, From Me to You, leaves the message on the card nice and simple.
I will be making a box to accompany this card for the class. Hopefully I'll be able to post that up soon!
Take care, thanks for swinging by today and I hope you all stay warm!
Danielle x


Shirley said...

What a really beautiful card! I love the wings and things and expecially that lace! A really lovely card!

LINDA said...

This is so pretty!! Love the Lace and the little envelope..Great job.

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic, Danielle! That lace is incredible. Love the little envie, too. Wish I could come to your class! Stay warm! (And *I* thought it was cold in Virginia at 20 degrees - I don't know how you do it!)

Curt in Carmel said...

Danielle - You did a fab job on this card! I'm so honored that you were inspired by one of mine, and I thank you for the plug and the kind words! You are very talented! Best, Curt

Rachel said...

This is a great card! especially like those butterflies! great job


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